Why Asia is the perfect destination for incentive programmes
Asia offers cultural vibrancy, value for money and fantastic food experiences – ideal for keeping corporate staff motivated through incentive programmes. Sharing the expertise of our DMC that specialises in Asia as a destination, we tell you why more companies are choosing our region.
Incentive programmes are often a key part of keeping company employees motivated and loyal. Offering inspiring new experiences they wouldn’t have the opportunity to do otherwise, employees relish the chance to travel somewhere new and soak up incredible on-of-a-kind experiences.
An increasing number of companies are looking further afield than ever before for incentive travel in the quest to offer truly original experiences for their employees. Asia – and the countries of Indochina in particular – is quickly becoming top of the list.
Here’s why Asia could be the right destination for your incentive programmes – and how a DMC can help you deliver.
Travel time for the right destination
In previous times, employees on incentive programmes would only be willing to travel a couple of hours to reach a destination. In turn, this would limit the destinations companies could reasonably offer for trips. However, research shows that this has all changed – and if the right destination is on offer – employees are willing to travel significantly longer to get there, which could be up to 15 hours, or even longer. This means Asia and Indochina is now very much an option for incentive travel for companies located in Europe, Australia and even the USA. Asia has wide appeal as a destination, with countries such as Vietnam offering everything from beach escapes to mountain retreats, and plentiful opportunities to become immersed in the local culture.
Generation Y – also known as millennials – are now the most dominant group of people in the global workforce. Companies are therefore working hard to keep millennials happy. Travel is incredibly important to Generation Y – and while they are already a well-travelled bunch – they are always seeking new opportunities for going abroad. Asia is viewed as a vibrant and exciting place to visit – but it is knowledgeable DMCs who specialise in Asia as a destination that can really help companies hone in on incredible experiences. From homestays with mountain tribes to local-led motorcycle tours – these are the sorts of trips that get millennials excited.
Food for thought
Cuisine is often a very important factor for any traveller – and particularly for corporate trips. Incentive travellers are keen to ensure any destination they visit will be able to offer a certain standard of food, as well as interesting food experiences. The food scene in Asia has really boomed in recent years, and is arguably even more exciting than some stalwart foodie cities in Europe. While urban hubs such as Ho Chi Minh City have become home to celebrity chefs and cutting-edge culinary experiences, there are also plenty of off-the-beaten-track food experiences too, from food trucks only locals know about and delicious traditional foodstuffs made my remote tribes.
Trusted DMC – Mr Linh’s Adventures is a specialist destination Asia DMC and Central Asia DMC. With extensive experience in working with corporate clients across the globe, our local employees and carefully created links with communities across the region mean we create truly original experiences for incentive travel. No other company has quite the same access to original travel destinations in the region, making us a go-to DMC when Asia is your destination.